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Stranger to the Moon

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A chilling allegorical novella by the masterful Colombian writer who poses timeless questions about violence and subjugation, power and freedom.
Imagining the darkest of power imbalances in a dystopian world, in which the most vulnerable are held captive and wherein survival depends on the ability to remain anonymous, identity is a threat. Those who have everything would revel in the humiliation of others and identification brings with it the ultimate punishment. When hiding is no longer possible, the only choice may be to rebel.
More frightening than the dystopia of Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and with elements of the surreal to rival Kafka's Metamorphosis, Rosero's hypnotic tale builds in tension to deliver a crippling emotional punch.

About the author

Evelio Rosero


An allegorical tale. In a small town the full terror emerges of a dominant power structure left unchallenged. One of many kept indoors during their short lives, an unknown narrator describes with increasing circles the boundaries of his living space and the realities of his uncertain condition.


'This quietly devastating novel speaks gently but strikes deep ... Perfectly pitched and paced, Anne McLean's English version does it due honour' Independent.
'An important and powerful book' Janine di Giovanni, The Times.
'A timeless epic' El Pais

Product details

Authors Evelio Rosero
Assisted by Anne Mclean (Translation), Victor Meadowcroft (Translation)
Publisher Welbeck
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.11.2021
EAN 9781914495021
ISBN 978-1-914495-02-1
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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